Saturday, January 26, 2008

RU @ Pitt Tonight at 6:00 P.M. on ESPN Classic

At 6 PM tonight on ESPN Classic, the Knights face the 17th ranked Pitt Panthers at the Petersen Events Center, where the Panthers are 91-8 all time. This will be an extremely tough test for our Knights, coming off of a shocking upset win at the RAC defeating Villanova 80-68. While I'm not sure if it was more Rutgers playing well than Villanova playing poorly, I do know that all that mattered was the conference win we got that we desperately needed. That being said, as well as Coburn and Farmer have been playing, with Coburn scoring 23 to lead the team against Villanova, I don't see them stopping Pittsburgh. It will be closer than people think, but I like Pitt 68-54. Guard Levance Fields is still out for the Panthers, but for this game to even be close, the entire Rutgers team needs to show up. Yes, that means you, JR Inman, who refuses to play defense from time to time. If UConn can go into Indiana and hold a 5-6 point lead for the majority of the game (they lead 42-37 with 10:00 left), than we can go into Petersen and keep it semi-close. The horrendous conference season continues, as I see Rutgers falling to Pitt by around 15 points.

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